Thirteen students recently graduated from Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology (SORT), joining the nearly 370 radiologic technologists who have completed BRG’s program since 1985. Radiologic technologists work in a wide variety of fields and are cross-trained in advanced technologies like CT, MRI, mammography, and heart catheterization and intervention.
During the Dec. 11 ceremony at Jefferson Baptist Church, the graduates received their diplomas after two years of prerequisites, two years of professional radiography program courses, and six semesters of hands-on clinical time with seasoned practitioners. After receiving their diplomas, graduates take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam. In recent years, BRG’s SORT graduates have exceeded the national average for pass rates.
During the ceremony, a number of honors were presented to students:
-Student Technologist of the Year – Philip Arledge
-Clinical Award of Excellence – Kassie Baio
-Louell Phenald Student Service Award – Madison Duhon
-Technologist Choice Award – Adam Doucet
BRG SORT 2020 graduates:
-Philip Ryan Arledge, Mount Vernon, Tex.
-Kassie Lynn Baio, Holden
-Elizabeth Ruth Bearden, Baton Rouge
-Simone Nicole DeJean, Baton Rouge
-Adam Michael Doucet, Baton Rouge
-Madison Marie Duhon, Reserve
-Jared Hoover, Baton Rouge
-Sarah Elizabeth Patterson, Morgan City
-Matthew Edward Swanner, Baton Rouge
-Courtney Claire Stafford, Central
-LaKreshia Washington, Belle Rose
-Rakel Evette Wilson, Baton Rouge
-Elizabeth Louvenia Wyatt, Central